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  • Humana shares surged more than 7 percent Monday after it said proposed health department rate cuts may be more benign than anticipated.

  • Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS trying to obtain coverage under Obamacare are in danger of being thrown out of their insurance plan.

  • Medicare Advantage is too big now: Aetna CEO

    Mark Bertolini, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Aetna, discusses the government's Medicare program and weighs in on enrollment participation in Obamacare. I think too much is being made of the website, we all have website failures from time to time, Bertolini says.

  • Medicaid patients clogging emergency rooms: Pro

    Dr. William Grace, MD, Grace Oncology founder, discusses the rate of Medicaid recipients using emergency rooms in hospitals unnecessarily.

  • Orszag's parting shots on Obamacare

    Peter Orszag, Citigroup global banking vice chair, shares his thoughts on total health-care spending and the slowdown in Medicare.

  • Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.

  • The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • Obamacare: The implications for Pharma & Insurance sector

    Damien Conover, Equity Analyst at Morningstar talks about the impact of Obamacare on equity markets and highlights stocks that are set to benefit from it.

  • Dr. Jose Katz

    Two U.S. senators are criticizing a federal agency for not booting criminal doctors from a list of approved Medicare providers as required by law.

  • In 1988, President Ronald Reagan had grown wary of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, but his vice president, George Bush, saw political advantage in it.

    The history of federal health care is a tale of the hazards of presenting changes to consumers who might not want them. Take the 1989 Medicare law. The New York Times reports.

  • An enrollment sign for the Affordable Care Act at the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.

  • Costs of Medicare

    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), and SIFMA CEO Judd Gregg, discuss costs for Medicare.

  • CMS: CIO Tony Trenkle stepping down

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports CIO Tony Trenkle of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is stepping down November 15th.

  • More losing coverage than signing up: Rep. Upton

    Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), discusses the problems with Obamacare's roll out. He says "more people are hearing they're losing coverage than have actually signed up for coverage."

  • Obama administration hypocritical?

    Republicans will put Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the spot over Obamacare, explains Robert Costa of the National Review. He says top strategists for House and Senate leadership wants to move the argument on Obamacare into something about hypocrisy.

  • Ryan questions CMS administrator on Capitol Hill

    Rep. Paul Ryan want to know there are ways to verify how many people have been offered employer sponsored insurance. "We have ways of verifying" if employer sponsored plans have been offered, says Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator.

  • What's pushing the doctor shortage?

    As it currently stands, Obamacare would create large-scale doctor shortages. Dr. Brad Allen, M.D. says compensation is down, and malpractice premiums are going up.

  • Hands off Medicare and social security: Union

    Organized labor is making it clear it opposes any idea involving social security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts. Damon Silvers of AFL-CIO, shares his opinions. "We are not going to give cover to Democrats who think it's a good idea to take away economic security to our most vulnerable citizens," he says.

  • Health Care Hold More Symbolic Than Substantive: Expert

    Peter Orszag of Citigroup discusses the administration's decision to delay a key part of the Affordable Care Act and its likely impact on the health-care system.

  • Employer Health Care Postponed

    Ezekiel Emanuel, provost at the University of Pennsylvania, says the administration's delay of mandated employer health-care coverage is really not a huge thing.